By Ajuma Edwina Ameh
A 24-year-old man, Shamsu Salisu, is currently cooling his heels in police cell in Kano for allegedly peddling adulterated and expired condensed tin milk.
Salisu, who was arrested with 114 cartons of the condensed tin milk, claimed they were sent to him by his father from Lagos.
The items recovered from the suspect have been handed over to Kano State Consumer Protection Council for further investigation by the police.
The spokesperson for the State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said in a statement: “On the 26/09/2021, based on credible information, team of detectives led by DSP Mutari Jibrin Dawanau arrested one Shamsu Salisu, ‘m’, 24 years old, of Tudun Wada Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State with One Hundred and Fourteen (114) Cartons of suspected fake, adulterated, expired and contravened Mini-Mina condensed Tin Milk.”
“On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that, the cartons of the milk were sent to him by his father from Lagos.
“The suspect as well as exhibits recovered was handed over to Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC) for discreet investigation.”
On his part, the State Police Commissioner, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, warned criminals including drug dealers to turn a new leaf or leave the state.
“They will be arrested and face the full wrath of the Law. Rigorous patrol and raids of criminals’ hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the state, as the command will sustain the tempo in ensuring safety of lives and properties.”